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Measuring Glucose Levels

I manage to get my hands on an Accu-chek. Free of charge.

Since I am a non-diabetic is there any benefit to measuring my glucose levels?

I have started a wee bit of a log so far:

            mmol/L

Jan 1 2007 Nonworkout
5:30pm pre dinner 5.3

Jan 2 2007 Work Out
8 am pre breakfast 5
10am pre Brunch-preworkout4.8
1:30pm postworkout 5.9
(gatorade-protein,
while working out)
4:30 pm after lunch 6.8

Jan 3 2007 Sprint Training
4:30 after trainng
and before food 4.3
9:30pm before supper 4.5
12am bedtime 5.3

I understand that since I am not a diabetic my glucose levels will stay in their respective target levels.

Typically, blood glucose level ranges in people who do not have diabetes are:
? Fasting 4.0 ? 6.0 mmol/L
? Casual 5.0 ? 8.0 mmol/L
A diagnosis of diabetes would be made if the levels were:
? Fasting 7.0 mmol/L or higher
? Casual 11.1 mmol/L or higher
? 2 hours after a Glucose Tolerance Test, 11.1 mmol/L or higher

or

Most adolescents and young adults
4-8 mmol/L

I have noticed some trends:

Low glucose levels in the morning
Higher glucose levels after I ingest carbs (even after a workout)
Low glucose levels after I sprint train on a low carb day
Low glucose levels on low carb day

You may have to read the first part of my other log to see what I eat.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1393065

Thx

[quote]thetruepitbull wrote:
I manage to get my hands on an Accu-chek. Free of charge.

Since I am a non-diabetic is there any benefit to measuring my glucose levels?

I have started a wee bit of a log so far:

            mmol/L

Jan 1 2007 Nonworkout
5:30pm pre dinner 5.3

Jan 2 2007 Work Out
8 am pre breakfast 5
10am pre Brunch-preworkout4.8
1:30pm postworkout 5.9
(gatorade-protein,
while working out)
4:30 pm after lunch 6.8

Jan 3 2007 Sprint Training
4:30 after trainng
and before food 4.3
9:30pm before supper 4.5
12am bedtime 5.3

I understand that since I am not a diabetic my glucose levels will stay in their respective target levels.

Typically, blood glucose level ranges in people who do not have diabetes are:
? Fasting 4.0 ? 6.0 mmol/L
? Casual 5.0 ? 8.0 mmol/L
A diagnosis of diabetes would be made if the levels were:
? Fasting 7.0 mmol/L or higher
? Casual 11.1 mmol/L or higher
? 2 hours after a Glucose Tolerance Test, 11.1 mmol/L or higher

or

Most adolescents and young adults
4-8 mmol/L

I have noticed some trends:

Low glucose levels in the morning
Higher glucose levels after I ingest carbs (even after a workout)
Low glucose levels after I sprint train on a low carb day
Low glucose levels on low carb day

You may have to read the first part of my other log to see what I eat.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1393065

Thx
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Out of curiousity, what are your current goals with regards to your training and dieting. Given access to this type of glucose test you could very easily gauge your body’s reaction to various dietary variables.

Specifically, monitoring your body’s insulin reaction to the ingestion of carbohydrates. You could also develop a better understanding of your carbohydrate tolerance and reactions to fasting, ketogenic shifts and other dieting protocols.

Lucky man.

Cheers,

Sasha

My main goal right now is too maintain gains made on a cycle.

I have three weeks left on my taper and plan to keep my calories elevated until I started to notice an accumulation of excess body fat. I am currently eating 359.25 g of carbs and 4672.8 calories on my workout days.

After this point I have in mind slowly gaining muscle before May when I plan to go back on and cut.

When I cut I plan on using Test P and Tren A for 8 weeks. During April I will reduce my calories/carbs to roughly 4000-3800. Then in May around 3200, and June 2700 and falling.

I have chosen these values because last summer I made it to 9% at 3200 calories and am shooting for 7% this year.

I’m not too versed in dieting, but know how to eat :slight_smile: I will need help from some vets on creating a meal plan.

I also plan on going into ketosis during my last few weeks. Not sure if this is necessary, but I think it is. I will purchase those Ketostix to determine wheter I am in or not.

I also feel that the glucometer may be more handy during a diet phase than bulking one per se.

Thankyou